Good OC

The Good OC

The Good OC By Jon Healy I finished company command some time ago. I often reflect on what I could have done better, and what useful advice I could offer others approaching sub-unit command based on my experiences. There are a few twitter threads and good submissions on this already in The Army Leader’s Sub-unit…

The Acceptable Face of Wargaming: Risk-free, Cost-free Combat Leadership?

The Acceptable Face of Wargaming: Risk-free, Cost-free Combat Leadership? By Dom Wiejak Wargaming gets a bad rep. Like reading doctrine, or wearing yesterday’s underpants, it is not something you necessarily want to admit to in public. We are coloured by our predjudices; wargaming is either the horror step of Course of Action development or something…

Why Should I Trust the New Lt? What Platoon Commanders Need to Do to Be Trusted by Their Chain of Command

Why Should I Trust the New Lt? What Platoon Commanders Need to Do to Be Trusted by Their Chain of Command

Why Should I Trust the New Lt? What Platoon Commanders Need to Do to Be Trusted by Their Chain of Command By Will Meddings There are plenty of stereotypes about new platoon and troop commanders. Whatever rank you are, you’ve come across them. Platoon commanders with poor administration. Troop commanders who get lost. Platoon commanders…

Team of Teams

Team of Teams: A Leadership Model for a Complex World

Team of Teams: A Leadership Model for a Complex World By Dan Snelson The 21st century is a time unlike any other.  Modern technology allows instant global communication for everyone, making the world no longer just highly complicated, but increasingly complex.  It is this complexity, argues General Stanley McChrystal in his 2015 book Team of…